The RCMP in St. John’s has postponed its signature Klondike Night fundraiser until early May because of water damage at its White Hills headquarters.
The last and 31st Klondike Night was to have taken place Feb. 28, but because of a sprinkler line that froze and split, and the repair work required, the RCMP decided to defer the event, spokeswoman Helen Cleary-Escott said Monday.
The flooding occurred in the lower level of the White Hills building, in the mess hall/cafeteria area, damaging drywall.
The building is on a generator and did not lose power during the recent blackout and it’s not known exactly what caused the line to break, other than it’s winter-related.
There has been no loss of work time or disruption of operations in the building, Cleary-Escott said.
The RCMP had planned to end the Klondike charity event once it hit the million-dollar mark. It takes six months to plan each year.